Genetics of ADHD
Michael Wyld – s4290703
Genetics: The key to understanding disease
Could you imagine a world with no disease? A world with absolutely no sickness, mental or physical? Impossible, you might say, being sick is just comes with being alive! What could possible halt the massive array of diseases which we are subject to? One word: genetics. By identifying and understanding the genes involved in causing illnesses, prevention and treatment become possible, and you’ll never be able to use the sickness excuse to get off work again!
|Figure 1: A bran scan of the brains of a |
non- ADHD control and an ADHD
But how can this link to the causes of ADHD?
Figure 2: A complex map of the gene networks influenced by ADHD (Elia et. al. 2012)